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Re: [selectors4] :blank, ::first-letter, and what a whitespace character is

From: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:51:25 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKCAbMiWNz=QLuU5dfdLpuaOj5Ymbr=8FZvueFngASkXekjKPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:34 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 08/25/2015 06:11 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>> If one goes beyond ASCII at all, I really don't see a good reason not
>> to include all Unicode whitespace characters. And with my author hat
>> on, I think selectors probably *should* consistently use "all Unicode
>> whitespace characters" as their definition of white space.
>
> I think we only really care here about what CSS considers white space
> and will collapse away.
>
> Which is not all Unicode Zw characters.

"Everything that white-space:normal will collapse" seems like a
reasonable rule too, but why should *that* not be "all Zw characters"?

zw
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